Friday, June 4, 2010

New Modern Classic...Adam Kimmel Fall 2010

Fall 2010

Adam Kimmel
Inspired by the paintings of George Condo!



For Fall/Winter 2010 Adam Kimmel continued to find inspiration in American hero’s. In the past we’ve seen Malanga and Krantz work alongside the NY based designer, this season see’s George Condo collaborate with Kimmel. Kimmel’s clothing is American in every way, inspired by American culture and taking direct influence from the lifestyles of its innovators. The collection entitled ‘Casino’ takes inspiration not from Condo’s iconic paintings as much as from the characters and their suggested lifestyles, to bring it back to the artist, Condo’s characters are used as templates for the models head masks, which were masterly crafted by Gabe Bartalos, a Hollywood prosthetic artist best known for his work with Matthew Barney.
























Inspired by the paintings of George Condo, Adam Kimmel rolls out his Autumn/Winter 2010 presentation in slightly “freakish”manner. In Mr Kimmel’s own words on Condo, “I was always fascinated by George’s style and my intuitions about him being as multi-faceted as the intense figures who inhabit his paintings were all confirmed as our friendship and collaborations developed.” Kimmel’s “Casino” collection give a glimpse into this world.


Fall / Winter 2010

We love fashion and we love art, so naturally we’re going to love a collection by New YorkAdam Kimmel that is inspired by bad boy American artist/portraitist George Condo. menswear designer

“Out of all the look books that I’ve done and artists I’ve been fortunate enough to meet, George Condo always struck me as the most bad-ass, stylish mother of them all. My inspiration has always been rooted in American culture and I’ve always sought to celebrate my heroes through my collections. Whether it be Semina Culture, Malanga’s screen tests for Warhol or Krantz’ Marlboro men, George Condo fits the bill as a true American icon.”

“I was always fascinated by George’s style and my intuitions about him being as multi-faceted as the intense figures who inhabit his paintings were all confirmed as our friendship and collaboration developed. I learned that he is an incredible gambler who summers in Monte Carlo to be close to the casino, hits the Ritz Club when passing through London and, from time to time, even goes local at Empire Casino in Yonkers, New York.<

To present the Casino collection we have created a live glimpse of the Condo world. We used George’s characters as the templates for the models. The heads have been masterfully created by Gabe Bartalos the Hollywood prosthetics artist best known for his collaborations with Matthew Barney.” – Adam Kimmel


All about

It was in 2003, at the age of 23, that Adam forsook his architecture studies to focus on his debut menswear collection. He is a native New Yorker and much of the city's artistic energy is evident in his work. His starting point for influence was the 1950s post-war creativity of artists like Willem de Kooning. Stockists include Collette in Paris, Bergdorf Goodman New York, 10 Corso Como in Milan and Dover Street Market in London and W2.
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"As a true American icon!"

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